Laura Doggett

Lauren, 2013
HD video, 34 mins
Full Frame Theater at ATC

Amanda, 2013
Video installation, 15 mins
Duke School



For my thesis work, I collaborated with two young women from the West Virginia mountains, Lauren and Amanda, whom I had worked with in their early teens. I was struck then by their creativity in the face of profound challenges in their lives. Now, four years later, I returned to see how their artistic voices had evolved. Together we explored how to tell stories of their hopes, dreams and fears through various creative processes. The alternate universes they create and the stories they tell reflect the textures and rhythms of their inner lives using the natural elements and landscapes that surround and have shaped them.